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Pause. These People DIED — Brittany Murphy, Michael Jackson and more

Dear Pennies & Pens, So last night I was watching Clueless for what seemed to be the millionth time when it hit me that Brittany Murphy is dead. I know that Brittany died almost five years ago in 2009 but it’s one of those things that you never really believe. I mean I saw it on […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…Why I Actually Like BANGERZ by Miley Cyrus

What up Pennies & Pens?! So clearly I’ve been planning to write all week…but I kept having other tasks to take care of on top of the fact that I honestly didn’t feel like writing. I’m sorry if that makes me sound bad or lazy. But I just don’t like to publish any old thing […]

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5 Artists To Watch by @BranTheDon_

Pennies and Pens, We’re all used to over-saturation when it comes to music, and that makes picking out quality artists to listen to very difficult. Radio is shackled to the established artists, and the volume of music being created and shared these days makes the task of sifting through it all daunting, at best. So […]

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The End of An Era: The Style and Sound of 90s R&B Girl Groups

Dear Pennies & Pens, One of my favorite movie quotes is “My all time favorite music is the girl groups from the 50s and 60s.” This line comes from Sister Act 2 and it reminds me of how I feel about 90s R&B. Maybe it’s because I grew up with it or maybe it’s because […]

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Press Pen: Superhumanoids Prepare for their first US Headlining Tour

Dear Pennies & Pens, A fresh new band named Superhumanoids is preparing for their first US Headlining tour.  The trio will stop in Chicago, NYC, DC, and Atlanta on a 12 date run that coincides with the release of their debut full-length ‘Exhibitionists’ (out June 11th on Innovative Leisure). Their latest single “So Strange” was dubbed […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few weeks ago, I was forced to live the life of a chicken nugget when I was dipped into some straight whack sauce. But unlike a chicken nugget, I was dipped into whack sauce instead some tangy BBQ sauce. How did this happen?! Well, somehow I was experiencing bad allergies, […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…An Album Review of Warrior by Ke$ha

Dear Pennies & Pens, So the last few albums have been about rhythm, blues, & soul. On the other hand, Ke$ha’s Warrior is pop, rock, and all the way bad ass. This is the album you rock out to. The kind of album you dance around in your pajamas, underwear, or naked in front of the mirror […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…TRUE by Solange Knowles

Dear Pennies & Pens, Solange Knowles has been in constant rotation on my iPod since she dropped Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams in 2008. Now with her latest EP, TRUE, she’s just about the only artist I listen to. I absolutely love every single track from this album. There is not one song I […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…The MF Life by Melanie Fiona

Dear Pennies & Pens, In a world where so many female singers are constantly shaking their ass and selling sex, there is an artist who is singing real music that is full of life, love, and soul. Her name is Melanie Fiona. And last year, she dropped her sophomore album, The MF Life. Now, I’ll […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Elle Varner is PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

Dear Pennies & Pens, When you listen to Elle Varner’s song, “Stop The Clock” which is one of the last songs on her debut album “Perfectly Imperfect”, you realize you don’t want the album to stop. The track begins with the following verse: “If you’re looking for me, I’m the stupid girl, with a joyless […]

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